Thick smoke clouded the evening sky over Louisville, Colorado, on December 30, as destructive wildfires forced evacuations and burned homes.
According to local officials hundreds of homes were destroyed by the fires in Boulder County.
The Marshall Fire was an estimated 1,600 acres in size by Thursday afternoon, with Colorado Gov Jared Polis declaring a state of emergency.
This video, recorded by Dan DePaemelaere, shows an emergency vehicle driving through the wildfire smoke. Credit: Dan DePaemelaere via Storyful